| May 2, 2014
| 9:59 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beleaguered Steve Asmussen, subject of a recent report that accused him of mistreating horses he trains, somewhat answered the criticism here Friday by saddling the winner of the $1-million Kentucky Oaks.
| May 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Horse racing, the most unpredictable of sports, had the most predictable of endings when California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
It’s unusual for the favorite to win horse racing’s...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended Gilman, played...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:31 PM
A race such as the Preakness Stakes generates plenty of tidbits. Here are some:
--This will mark the first time in the history of the 139 years of the race that a female will be involved in all three major aspects of the race. A filly, Ria Antonia, will...
| May 17, 2014
It was the last leg of a practice run at Pimlico, and as jockey Andrea Seefeldt Knight came to the end of a spirited gallop, she pulled her colt up short.
It was a sunny April day. She felt readier than ever for the Lady Legends of the Cure race, which...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks.
Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Abby Fuller dreamed of being a jockey as a little girl in 1968, but at the time there were no women yet in horse racing.
Then came Barbara Jo Rubin, who became the first female jockey to win a race in 1969, giving Fuller hope for a future in the sport....
| May 11, 2014
| 12:47 AM
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming.
A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported....
| May 1, 2013
| 5:03 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era.
The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...